Dictionary Results for spiral


1. spiral - noun

· a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center

Hypernym(s): curve, curved_shape




2. spiral - noun

· a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle

Synonym(s): helix

Hypernym(s): curve, curved_shape




3. spiral - noun

· a continuously accelerating change in the economy

Hypernym(s): economic_process




4. spiral - noun

· ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center

Synonym(s): volute

Hypernym(s): decoration, ornament, ornamentation




5. spiral - noun

· a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope"

Synonym(s): coil, volute, whorl, helix

Hypernym(s): structure, construction




6. spiral - noun

· flying downward in a helical path with a large radius

Hypernym(s): rotation, rotary_motion




7. spiral - verb

· to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

Synonym(s): gyrate, coil

Hypernym(s): turn




8. spiral - verb

· form a spiral; "The path spirals up the mountain"

Hypernym(s): wind, twist, curve




9. spiral - verb

· move in a spiral or zigzag course

Synonym(s): corkscrew

Hypernym(s): turn




10. spiral - adjective

· in the shape of a coil

Synonym(s): coiling, helical, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled, turbinate





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